Questions periodically come up on the PostgreSQL mailing list regarding Amazon EC2 and how to get PostgreSQL to perform well on it. The general feeling on the list appears to have been that EC2 performs very poorly for database workloads, at least with PostgreSQL, and it doesn’t seem to be taken particularly seriously as a […]
As usual Greenplum Community Edition 4.2.1 is available as a VMWare virtual machine based on CentOS with all the fancy tools and the documentation already installed. This allows you to easily try it. This article is an updated guide about running the provided image on VirtualBox.